(Closed) Do we REALLY need to get favors?

posted 10 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Are you getting your guests favors?

    Yes, we want to give our guests a small "thank you"

    No, its an unnecessary expense

    We haven't decided yet

    Other

  • Post # 46
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I confess, we are favor skippers. We are funding the wedding ourselves and even a charitable donation is more than we can swing in our budget. I’m hoping the food, booze, dancing and having fun will be enough thanks to those we love.

    Post # 47
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I also don’t think favors are necessary – we might scatter some candy on the table but that would be about it.   We are, however, doing out of town bags for our guests as nearly all of our guests will have had to travel a fair bit to get to our wedding and we want to have a goody bag for them when they check into the hotel.  As that can be a bit of an expense, we will be spending money on that instead of favors.

    That being said though, if you’re going to do favors, I definitely think the edible route is the way to go!  🙂

    Post # 48
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    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We are not doing favors.  But we are serving a wonderful dinner and having an open bar all night. 

    Post # 49
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    841 posts
    Busy bee

    We don’t quite know yet. Half of our guests will be traveling from out of the country, so part of me feels like it’s a necessity :/

    Post # 50
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    271 posts
    Helper bee

    Wow I’m really surprised about everyone not doing favors…maybe I’m alone on this one! I think part of it is I lurve making packages up and that’s half the fun with favors. Also, we’re funding the wedding ourselves so we don’t have to answer to anyone else about where we’re spending the dosh.

    Post # 51
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I agree they’re not totally necessary but I loved our favors so much. M&M tins (which also happen to be our initials) with our e-pic. I know many guests kept them and everyone ate the M&M’s. Some still mention it, “I grabbed two of those tins off the table, love them!” (which would explain why some guests couldn’t find theirs after the dancing finished, lol). It’s such a small expense compared to everything else! I think they cost me $200 total.

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    Post # 52
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    This is dependent upon how much our budget is depleted once every other aspect of the wedding is accounted for. If we have enough left over then my plan is to have little hexagonal jars of honey with a small wooden honey dipper and some sprigs of lavender as favors. If it doesn’t fit in the budget after everything else is taken care of, then oh well, we will do without.

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